CFP: The Cavendish Collective Virtual Workshop

Submission deadline: March 1, 2024

Conference date(s):
June 15, 2024

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The Cavendish Collective Virtual Workshop:
Call for Submissions

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024

The Cavendish Collective is a virtual reading group dedicated to investigating the philosophical writings of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle (1623-1673). Our participants are primarily PhD students from several universities working on Margaret Cavendish and adjacent authors in the early modern period. We are excited to host our second annual virtual workshop to promote collaboration among researchers interested in the philosophical writings of Margaret Cavendish.

The event will be held virtually on Saturday, June 15, 2024 and will consist of a series of presentations arranged thematically by topic. Each participant will receive 20 minutes of presentation time followed by 20 minutes of discussion. Since research on Margaret Cavendish is expansive and interdisciplinary, we encourage submissions from researchers in any discipline. All topics relevant to Cavendish’s writings are welcome, including but not limited to:

Affect, Emotion, and Passion
Fame and Fortune
Gender and Queerness
Genre and Literary Forms
History of Science
Imagination and Fancy
Mind and Mentality
Social and Political Philosophy
Women’s Writings

We welcome submissions from researchers at any career stage. We ask that interested participants submit either abstracts of around 150-300 words or papers of about 2800-3000 words for review. To send your submission, please use the Google form available on our website:

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024, and presenters will be notified of acceptance by the end of the month. Upon acceptance, we ask that participants prepare papers of about 2800-3000 words in length (or slides suitable for 20 minute presentations).

We look forward to hearing from you! To register for the event, please submit your e-mail address using the registration form on our website. Please direct any questions to: [email protected]

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